Magnus in Five-Length Accounting at Detroit: VanBerg Sprinter Combines with Rebate for 35.20 Daily Double, Daily Racing Form, 1951-06-30


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: • i : • i ; ! - i I l 3 f , C . , i t t • Magnus in Five-Length Accounting at Detroit VanBerg Sprinter Combines With Rebate for 35.20 Daily Double DETROIT, Mich., June 29. — Clear skies and ideal temperature was the order today in the Motor City area and a crowd of ap-. proximately 8,500 spectators witnessed the Detroit track sport this pleasant afternoon. The racing strip, which took a thorough soaking during the past 48 hours, was heavy for the earlier events on the pro- gram, but it improved a bit as the matinee progressed and the footing should be good for the Saturday half-holiday crowd. Marion H. VanBerg, the successful Col-; umbus, Nebraska, turfman, sent out the winner in the six furlongs second race, Magnus carrying his silks to a poular vic-; tory under a steady ride from Lois C. Cook. Magnus, outrun until reaching the stretch, finished with a fine burst of speed, step-. ping to the wire with a five-lengths ad-» vantage over A. and R. Craigs Wild Heiress. Two lengths away, Ivan D. Peats Clay Pigeon downed the five other starters for the show award. Magnus, who found the difficult going to his advantage, had no trouble in chalks ing up the three-quarters mile in 1:16%. The VanBerg stallion, a seven-year-old son of Pompey and Purse, was the 17 to 10 choice in the speculation. Coupled with Rebate in the Daily Double, Magnus re-t turned 35.20 in the -special pool. William Zakoors Rebate, handled by ap-l prentice George Walker, became a double winner at the current meet when he turned back seven other ordinary platers in the six furlongs opener. Rebate was lucky to beat Mrs. Frank Staffords Longhorn a nose. Third honors in the sprint went to R. A. Paracheks fast-finishing Gracious ; Heart. Longhorn, who had the saddle services of Claude Hooper, reached the lead : nearing the final marker, but stumbled and could not hold Rebate, although closing strongly when back on stride. Rebate was clocked in 1:17% and returned • 0.40.

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